First Book of Sushi

First Book of Sushi

by Amy Wilson Sanger

Board Book(BOARD)

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Miso in my sippy cup, tofu in my bowl! From tekka maki to wasabi, tasty treats await young readers in this colorful, rhyming ode to Japanese cuisine. With pages full of tummy-tempting foods, the books in the World Snacks series are a delicious way to introduce even the littlest eaters to cuisines from all around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582460505
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: World Snacks Series
Edition description: BOARD
Pages: 22
Sales rank: 325,566
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 1 - 3 Years

About the Author

AMY WILSON SANGER is the creator of the enduringly popular World Snacks series for toddlers. She lives with her family in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

I see take-out
tekka maki,

kappa maki
packed to go.

Temaki-style hand roll
with uni urchin roe.

Miso in my sippy cup;

tofu in my bowl:

Crab and avocado
     fill my California roll.

I'll take yellowtail hamachi

and a red maguro slice.

Big, BIG futomaki

has so many grains of rice!

Ikura, squishy salmon roe
like dabby dots of jelly,

    salty on my lips
and yummy in my belly!

    Egg tamago and
          shrimp ebi
dipped in soy sauce
           (not a lot).

Pink pickled ginger
    cools my tongue,
      hot, hot, HOT!

Tobiko, flying fishy roe
           flying from Japan.

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First Book of Sushi 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
llpollac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Colorful paper and mixed media collages illustrate this board book about different kinds of sushi. The Japanese names of the sushi are used in the rhyming text of the book, adding an authentic touch. The illustrations make great use of pattern paper and material in the collages, which adds visual interest but makes the page look busy. However, the text, set in a large, easily-readable sans-serif font, is generally on a solid color part of the page, ensuring readability. This book would be a great choice for anyone wanting to improve the multicultural level of their collection, and is recommended for babies ages 0 to 2.
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Superbly-decorated board book. Short and very sweet poem (which scans perfectly!) in praise of all things sushi from a toddler's eye view.
cedyr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book. Sushi board book with almost poem like text, how cool is that!
elkeursin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Adorable and fun! I read this to my squirming belly baby and can't wait to have her demand "Miso in my sippy cup!"
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love that the author brings traditional ethnic foods to a preschool appropriate book. I use all 6 of her books in our 'mulitcultural' theme and we try some foods from each. I can't tell you how the children of each ethnic backgroud light up to see familiar foods in our book and on our menu!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so delighted when I read this title that I now give it to every friend who has a baby. Everyone loves it! The parents like the unusual illustrations, and the little ones love the sound of the strange words. Whether they know sushi or not, all delight in this trip into something new.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children love this book. The graphics and layout are bold and colorful, and utterly imaginative. Even though my 3-year-old does not understand Japanese and won't touch sushi, she adores this book for its rhythms and seemingly silly words. This is one of her absolute favorites, and she can recite the whole book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the book says, "Someday I'll eat with chopsticks / But today just with my hands." Why should the preschool set be limited to hardened paper stock books with colors, shapes, letters, numbers and animal. Future Foodies need books like this. The graphics are bold and bright, and the rhymes are fun. With "miso in my sippy cup / tofu in my bowl", this book on your cribs will make for tickled ribs
Guest More than 1 year ago
the author has a great eye for color, and a great ear for will love looking at the pages and will love hearing the words read out loud. lots of fun!